Several People Dead After Gunman Opens Fire At Mosque in New ZealandMarch 15, 2019 05:33
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Multiple People reported dead when a gunman opened fire at the mosque in the city of Christchurch in New Zealand on Friday.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described shooting at a Mosque in Christchurch as one of the New Zealand’s Darkest days
“This is one of New Zealand's darkest days. It was an unprecedented act of violence. Police has apprehended a person, but I don't have further details of him yet,” she said
New Zealand Police issued statement said "We understand that there will be many anxious people but I can assure New Zealanders that Police is doing all it can to resolve this incident.”
"We urge New Zealanders to stay vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour immediately to 111. We are mobilising resources nationally and support is being brought into the District,” it added.
New Zealand police also urged people not to share the distressing video related to the incident
Bangladesh Cricket Team members, players and coaching staff were reportedly on their bus and on their way to offer prayers at the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Hagley Park when the shooting broke out.
Bangladesh cricket informed on twitter that, “All members of the Bangladesh Cricket Team in Christchurch, are safely back in the hotel following the incident of shooting in the city. The Bangladesh Cricket Board is in constant contact with the players and team management.”
Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal said, “ Entire team got saved from active shooters!!! Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers”
New zealand cricket board has canceled the Hagley Oval test in the wake of shocking incident.
New Zealand Cricket board said “Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families and friends of those affected by the shocking situation in Christchurch. A joint decision between NZC and the @BCBtigers has been made to cancel the Hagley Oval Test. Again both teams and support staff groups are safe.”
By Sai Kumar